Expression Quotes

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

Albert Einstein

A picture should be the expression of the will of the painter.

Robert Henri

The expression of beauty is in direct ratio to the power of conception the artist has acquired.

Gustave Courbet

To be properly expressed a thing must proceed from within, moved by its form: it must come, not in from without but out from within.

Johann Eckhart

Our self-expression is meant to be a manifestation of the silence of our hearts.

Matthew Fox

What we cannot express by the art of thinking, by the art of science or philosophy or logic, we can and should express by the poetic, visual, or some other arts.

Naum Gabo

The sublime in art is the attempt to express the infinite without finding in the realm of phenomena any object which proves itself fitting for this representation.

Georg Wilhelm Hegel

Technicalities are but means employed by the artist in expressing what he has to say, and it is the expression that counts.

Edward Alden Jewell

Content starts with an artist\'s reaction to a subject and develops into an expression of their relationship with, vision of, and emotions and attitude toward their subject.

Joyce Kamikura

Life is an attitude. Art is an expression of life. Ideally, art as well as life should be the greatest expression possible from us as individuals.

Bobbie Kilpatrick

People seem to worry about self-expression that is somehow too personal... Art has always been personal.

Bonnie Sherr Klein

Any work of art can be looked at as a series of decisions made about problems that you give yourself about how to express a certain idea.

John Leon

Between beauty of expression and power of expression there is a difference of function. The first aims at pleasing the senses, the second has a spiritual vitality which for me is more moving and goes deeper than the senses.

Henry Moore

It is important to express oneself... provided the feelings are real and are taken from your own experience.

Berthe Morisot

In a way, painting is like wine: it is as old, as simple, as primitive and as varied. Like wine, it is a very specific means of expression, with a limited vocabulary, but vast in its expressive potential.

Robert Motherwell

The beauties of conception are always superior to those of expression.

Walter J. Phillips

Conversation, which is friendship\'s mode of expression, is a superficial digression which gives us nothing worth acquiring. We may talk for a lifetime without doing more than indefinitely repeat the vacuity of a minute.

Marcel Proust

As an artist you may spend years searching for expression. When you find the medium you truly love, expression finds you.

Cindy Testerink

A good legible label is usually worth, for information, a ton of significant attitude and expression in a historical picture.

Mark Twain

It is only by expressing all that is inside that purer and purer streams come.

Brenda Ueland

There is no need to express art in terms of nature. It can perfectly well be expressed in terms of geometry and the exact sciences.

Georges Vantongerloo

Don\'t be afraid of expressing what you really mean in your art, what you really feel. Say it visually, as strongly as you can. Push as far a reach as you can, then go all the way!

Kay WalkingStick

All art is the expression of one and the same thing - the relation of the spirit of man to the spirit of other men and to the world.

Reginald Howard Wilenski

Nothing is harder to understand than a symbolic work. A symbol always transcends the one who makes use of it and makes him say in reality more than he is aware of expressing.

Albert Camus

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Updated On : October 29, 2013
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